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|4.5 superb||GhandhiLion | August 1st 17|
Classic Jazz album is classic jazz. Triptych is powerful.
|4.5 superb||EasterInTheBatcave | June 9th 16|
Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite is a commentary on black civil rights. The civil rights movement was coming to a head in 1960, and this record functions as one of the most effective artistic statements concerning the issue. The album cover depicts a civil rights meeting, which had become common by this time. The record does a phenomenal job of embodying its concept: "Driva' Man" ingeniously utilizes a 5/4 time signature with a hit on the first beat to imitate a whip cracking, the Protest section of "Triptych" features screaming overtop a drum solo to depict anger, etc. The only flaw is "Out of Africa"-- it goes on far too long.
|4.0 excellent||Lambda | November 20th 15|
★★ I formerly had a soundoff for this album, but Sputnik doesn't let you delete soundoffs, so I
replaced the soundoff with this. Check out my new account, EasterInTheBatcave, for all of my
soundoffs and reviews, including the one for this album. ★★
|4.0 excellent||A. Wolfe | November 29th 16|
|4.0 excellent||p4p | May 15th 16|
|4.0 excellent||Rodrigo | February 4th 16|
|3.0 good|| | August 28th 15|
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